Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Alpine Fir Among Us

I wasn't going to do a Christmas Tree this year... it was going to be way to much hassle for the short time it would be up. I have enough "no no's" in the house and I didn't want another thing I would have to say, "Liam, leave that alone please." Plus we have two mischievous leopard cats that I would be chasing away from the tree too. Nope, it wasn't going to happen. Not this year.

The plan was to spend Christmas day at Ian's little brother Drew's new house in a town south of us. Ends up he has no furniture and no working furnace, so he asked if we could have Christmas at our house instead.

Ian told me this information today while I was at work. I got kinda excited that we'd be opening presents at our house! I asked Ian if he would pick up an Alpine Fir on his way home from work today. He did and now it actually feels like Christmas at our house... like the great two batches of snow we received, I feel a surge of winter comfort as I sit a few feet from our lovely tree. It's how it should be. Thanks to Drew for wanting to have Christmas here, we have that warm-holiday-at-home feeling now.

I love my perfectly sparce winter tree!

11 comments:

adamrodkey said...

....merry Christmas Charlie Brown!

Anonymous said...

It is alot of work to decorate a home for Christmas, but oh so worth it, it just makes everything seem warmer and more loving with the glow of the Christmas tree lights, I bet Liam loves the tree. Little children put the magic back in Christmas... And sometimes even can bring the little child out in us ole grown ups.. We will be thinking about you and missing you very much... All our love , Have a very Merry Christmas...

longdistancegrandma said...

I didn't put up a tree this year for the oppisite reason, no family at home. I'm glad you decided to get that warm, holiday glow that a real Christmas tree brings to your home. Merry Christmas.

Rachelle said...

yay for the tree! It's pretty!

Lynanne said...

Beautiful tree! and you are so lucky to have snow! We are still dreaming of a white christmas. (though, only a light dusting would be nice ;) I should be careful what I wish for).

asiangarden said...

a lovley charlie brown tree!!

D said...

yeah- we debated whether to put up a tree this year since we are leaving on the 23rd to go see family. We have a little scrawny fake tree that we bought last year. I insisted on putting it up because I want the christmasy spirit. It was 78 degrees here a week ago( though now it is in the 60s so it feels at least like fall)- I need the extra visual to get in the christmas mood (which I love). I also made stockings for us to hang by the tree. We are going to have our own mini christmas tomorrow before we leave. It's nice to create some of our own traditions in addition to our families'.

utmommy said...

Merry Christmas! I love trees at Christmas, it brings a fun feeling.

Katie said...

I'm glad you got your tree up---I bet Liam loves it.

Stepherz said...

Your tree has the most character of any I've seen on blogs this year! How cute; I love it!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
:-)

The Wooden Porch said...

with a 10 month old, I totally understand the tree thing, but it sure looks nice!